The neighborhoods in L.A.’s Eastside are talked about with the same oh-my-god-it’s-so-cool reverence by Angelenos as Brooklyn is by New Yorkers. These streets are dripping with trendiness—which will delight some and enrage others. Almost 20 years ago, Los Feliz was the first of these rediscovered, reinvented neighborhoods, then came Silver Lake, then Echo Park. As each one became more expensive, the cool kids relocated, leaving behind their style and influence. Now Highland Park is the center of the oh-so-hip universe. But, the epicenter is constantly shifting. No doubt, by the next edition of this guide, it’ll be someplace else.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More